Quotable Mondays: It’s How You Carry the Load

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That C.S. Lewis sure was a man with a gift for wisdom. “It’s not the load that breaks you down. It’s the way you carry it.” 

Here is the funny thing. It seems Jack Sparrow also had his fair share of wisdom. He said basically the same thing:

“The problem is not the problem; the problem is your attitude about the problem.”

Oh boy do we ever face some difficult loads in life. We face some trials. We  have some bad days. We struggle. We have a hard time doing it all. We face fatigue, loneliness, monotony, chores, death, sickness, pain…there is a lot we encounter in life. 

But it is all about perspective. It is how you carry the load. It is your attitude. 

You know the thought on laundry? You can either grumble about having to do laundry or you can be grateful that you have laundry to do. Having laundry to do means that you and your family have clothes to wear. Having laundry to do means your children are close by.

It isn’t easy to face difficulties with a positive attitude. When you are having a hard time, shift that attitude around and carry that load in a different way. Change that attitude and you can find yourself facing your trials with grace and a smile. 

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Valerie, also known as The Babywise Mom, is the mother to four children. She has been blogging on Babywise and general parenting since 2007. She has a degree in technical writing and loves using those skills to help parents be the best parents they can be! Read her book, The Babywise Mom Nap Guide, to get help on sleep from birth through the preschool years. You can also find her writing at Babywise.life, Today Parenting, and Her View From Home. Read more about Valerie and her family on the About page. Follow her on FacebookPinterest, and Instagram for more tips and helps.

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